In 1941, brothers Eugen and Martin Hilti establish ‘Maschinenbau Hilti OHG’ as a five-man mechanical workshop in Schaan, in the Principality of Liechtenstein.
We make our first international move and expand into Italy.
We invent the DX safety principle, with our powder-actuated fastening technique.
We win our first iF Product Design Award for the original Schlagdübel Gerät anchoring device.
We create our direct sales and marketing model, which is still unique in the industry.
We diversify into drilling and anchoring systems.
We set up our R&D Technical Centre in Schaan, Liechtenstein.